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The Fight Over Billy Graham's Legacy
The Daily Beast ^ | May 16, 2011 | Lisa Miller

Posted on 05/17/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin

With the great evangelist in his twilight, his children are jostling over his image and the family name. In this week’s Newsweek, Lisa Miller reports on the younger Grahams’ politics, infighting—and efforts to protect their father from the press.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: billygraham; current; franklingraham; lisamiller

1 posted on 05/17/2011 1:12:18 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Were he to misunderstand a question, or were a casual remark to be taken out of context…well, that was a risk Franklin didn’t want to take.

At least one person understands how the press operates. The lamestream would love to damage this guys legacy and with Billy's age and health it would be easy to trip him up on gotchas. Franklin has every right to put a stop to it despite this writers whining.

2 posted on 05/17/2011 1:31:46 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

I guess that very few figures have accomplished what Billy Graham has, aside from Jesus, has anyone else introduced Christ to more people?

I think it is odd that Billy Graham is not a giant among all the historical figures that have existed, he doesn’t even get much recognition in his own time compared to celebrities, Popes, Mother Theresa, televangelists, Politicians, Dictators, etc.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ansel12
he doesn’t even get much recognition in his own time

None of the Gospel greats get recognition when they die... Jerry Falwell, Dr. James Kennedy, Dottie Rambo, David Wilkerson, Oral Roberts, Adrian Rogers. All received barely a blip on the scrolling news feeds. Actually not much was said about Mother Theresa. The media was more consumed about her relationship with Lady Di.

The adage "This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' says it all.

4 posted on 05/17/2011 2:06:05 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

But Graham is so much larger than all of them, close to 3 million people physically stepped forward at his crusades, billions more were asked to come to Christ on his televised crusades, of which tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions must have accepted.

Has any man planted more seed than the Reverend Billy Graham?


5 posted on 05/17/2011 2:33:56 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ansel12

** guess that very few figures have accomplished what Billy Graham has**

Aren’t you forgetting the Popes of the Catholic Church? They have brought far more to Christianity than he has. Look at the numbers.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 2:40:59 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ansel12

I think you forgot something: “So the last will be first, and the first last.” Matthew 20:16.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 2:41:19 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: ansel12

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/sc1.html

Statistics


8 posted on 05/17/2011 2:48:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ansel12
But Graham is so much larger than all of them

Billy Graham didn't evangelize the world for compliments. He did it for the glory of God.

He will get his rewards when he goes to heaven. I believe he would rather have Jesus tell him, "Well done, faithful servant, than accolades from the media.

In God's eyes the Sunday School teachers, the volunteers at homeless shelter's, those who are loving to their neighbors are as great as Billy Graham. We are all a part of the body of Christ.

9 posted on 05/17/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Franklin—who’s been accused of being a rhetorical and theological bully, saying, for example, that Islam is “wicked and evil”—

...Well, it IS wicked and evil.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 2:52:22 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: Salvation
Aren’t you forgetting the Popes of the Catholic Church? They have brought far more to Christianity than he has. Look at the numbers.

Pride: the adversary of Holy Spirit.

11 posted on 05/17/2011 2:53:42 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

Just trying to take a look at the facts. Nothing about my pride is involved here.

Now if you are talking about “pride” in reference to what is going on in poor Billy Graham’s family — yes, that is an appropriate label for the fracas.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 2:57:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Just trying to take a look at the facts. Nothing about my pride is involved here.

If pride weren't involved, you wouldn't have felt compelled to 'correct the record.'

13 posted on 05/17/2011 3:02:34 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

I wasn’t speaking for Billy Graham, I was expressing my interests in how the American media and culture treat him, my interest is how that deliberate oversight is part of how the liberals control things and affect us and our perceptions.


14 posted on 05/17/2011 3:09:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: Salvation

No I’m not, I mentioned the Popes, there is a Pope right now.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 3:12:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: ansel12
my interest is how that deliberate oversight is part of how the liberals control things and affect us and our perceptions.

Liberals control things and affect us and our perceptions because for many years the majority of Conservatives were silent on the issues. We're playing catch-up.

Unfortunately the majority of Conservatives continue to be silent on the issues.

16 posted on 05/17/2011 3:19:19 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

As Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ, “What is truth?”


18 posted on 05/17/2011 3:19:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
As Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ, “What is truth?”

The truth is if we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus is the Christ, we will be saved.

We believe in one God, one Savior, one Holy Spirit.

Jesus prayer to the Father was that the world would see us as one, and that the world would know us by our love.

We are to shine the light of truth upon the world for the glory of God.

19 posted on 05/17/2011 3:26:04 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: ansel12
has anyone else introduced Christ to more people?

Er...perhaps the Holy Spirit? ;O)

20 posted on 05/17/2011 5:29:49 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: stars & stripes forever

None of the Gospel greats get recognition when they die... Jerry Falwell, Dr. James Kennedy, Dottie Rambo, David Wilkerson, Oral Roberts, Adrian Rogers. All received barely a blip on the scrolling news feeds. Actually not much was said about Mother Theresa. The media was more consumed about her relationship with Lady Di.

Some of those people probably weren’t known by much of the mainstream press (Rambo, Rogers). Jerry Falwell’s death got alot of attention. The left pretty much threw a party (of course they then lecture us on tolerance and decency). I remember when Lady Di died and all the coverage that received. One local radio person here asked the question if the media is acting this way over Lady Di would they act this way of Mother Theresa were to die. Sure enough Mother Theresa died a couple of days later.


21 posted on 05/17/2011 8:20:44 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: stars & stripes forever

I’m glad that God is the record keeper so we don’t need to. If he has saved up in a vial all our tears and numbers every hair on our heads, then he knows how many stars to place in Billy’s soulwinners crown. He was and even still is faithful to his calling. He was a part of my coming to faith in Jesus Christ. A good and faithful servant, AMEN!


22 posted on 05/17/2011 10:10:29 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin; ansel12; stars & stripes forever
Some related threads
  1. Is There a Next Billy Graham? The Aging Evangelist Challenges 21st Century Christians
  2. Billy Graham reveals weakened health WHILE Thousands Accept Jesus in Cincinnati Crusade
  3. Billy Graham far from evangelical firebrand rhetoric

i disagree with those who detract from the Rev. The Rev Graham has been a great man and a great spreader of the message of Christ. He is an agent of Christ. Yes, there have been greater missionaries than him, but he is still to be valued for what he is and "when" he is (pardon the grammatical error)

23 posted on 05/18/2011 2:39:12 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: boatbums

It’s sad that the OrthodoPresbyterian C hates a good man like Rev Graham and calls him a “spawn of the dark side” and other mean things. This small supposedly Presbyterian cult (but actually deviating quite a bit from Christianity) seems to really hate Rev. Graham, but who cares what the 10,000 cultists think, eh?


24 posted on 05/18/2011 3:06:39 AM PDT by Cronos (Libspeak: "Yes there is proof. And no, for the sake of privacy I am not posting it here.")
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To: Bed_Zeppelin; All

I remember hearing at one time, with encouragement from Blessed John Paul II when he was alive, was that the Rev. Billy Graham went to Poland to preach a Billy Graham crusade and Poland is a devout Catholic country.


25 posted on 05/18/2011 5:05:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation

Remember also too, both Popes and Preachers are doing what Christ commanded first the disciples to do, go out and preach the good news to all the nations.


26 posted on 05/18/2011 5:11:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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